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First IoT Legal and Business Framework Webinar: Summary of Conclusions!

Thank you all for attending our webinar on the “Internet of Things Legal and Business Framework”. For those who could not attend, the main conclusions are summarized below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Internet of Things – The M2M according to Agcom: Another Over the Top War?

The Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni – “Agcom”) published its survey on M2M (see also here the full text of the survey and our previous posts). Agcom confirmed that connected cars are dominating the scene, with almost half of the mobile M2M connections, although smart city, smart logistic and smart home applications will remain more profitable.    Read the rest of this entry »

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EUROPE – Internet of Things – When your yogurt pots start talking to you. An EU Common Approach?

When your yogurt pots start talking to you“. Do you remember? This was the start of a call for action from the European Commission on Internet of Things back in 2009.

A lot changed since 2009: (i) there are little doubts about the relevance of IoT (estimated 25 billion connected devices by the end of this year – see here on encouraging trends); and (ii) the role that can be played by regulators in fostering growth of IoT related businesses (whilst some regulators already took action, more is expected in the near future). Read the rest of this entry »

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ITALY – Internet of Things – Term for the Machine to Machine Survey further extended!

The term for the consultation of the Italian TLC Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni – the “Authority”) on Machine-to-Machine (see our previous post here) is further extended for additional 45 days. The final term is now set for 23 March 2015.

The Authority intends to: (i) analyze the factors that may influence the development of  Machine to Machine services (like, for instance, interoperability) and the interaction between the various stakeholders in the market; (ii) assess the development projections and the various ways for exploiting the Machine to Machine services; (iii) pinpoint the main regulatory barriers for any further development of such services (e.g. numbering and roaming regulations); and (iv) identify the areas for which it would be appropriate to set up a coordination with the other (national and international) authorities (for example, the Italian Data Protection Authority – see here on the main data protection concerns for the Internet of Things).

Given the complexity of the above review (including the assessment of complex business models) and the limited national and international precedents, the Authority opted for an additional extension. This survey will likely be followed by additional consultations / surveys from other national authorities, and will hopefully trigger a debate at an Italian Parliament level (as already happened in other jurisdictions – see here on the latest news on the U.S. Senate).  

This is a very important topic covering a wide array of businesses and technologies, from connected cars, to smart meters, smart grids and home devices. Please contact our team if you want to further discuss!

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